- mental capacity or endowment: a person of average mentality.
- the set of one's mind; view; outlook: a liberal mentality.
Origin of mentality
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Examples from the Web for mentality
“After the New York mentality, it is the ultimate contrast to see people making things by hand,” he said.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
So does his comment about treason, which plugs into the mentality of those accusing the President of sedition and disloyalty.Paranoia Crept into American Political Life a Long Time Ago
October 19, 2014
Many found this to echo a Stepford Wife mentality of women: Women like stories and language, not impersonal, cold, manly numbers!Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To.
July 17, 2014
We both went into it with the mentality of being as funny as possible, so we really felt like teammates.Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel on ‘Sex Tape,’ Awkward Sexual Positions, and High-Fiving in Bed
July 14, 2014
They had a very South American mentality where you had to have a very dependable job—a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer.Feeding Diddy’s Art Addiction: How Maria Brito Buys Art for Celebrites
July 14, 2014
We learnt to know Levantine and Egyptian mentality better than ever.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
It is characteristic of her mentality that she never attempted to exact it.The Sexual Question
The results have been largely dependent on the mentality of the investigators.Mountain Meditations
It was not alone my existence and my mentality that I must sacrifice, but my body.Shoulder-Straps
Blue represents the religious, or spiritual, phase of mentality.The Human Aura
- the state or quality of mental or intellectual ability
- a way of thinking; mental inclination or characterhis weird mentality
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Word Origin and History for mentality
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The sum of a person's intellectual capabilities or endowment.
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